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Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm EDT
investigation, and u.s. attorney's office is well capable of determining the facts of this case. >> cover up or not, the scandals got some council members at each other's throats. >> there's a political cast system in the city and that in an effort to get a job in this administration, you need to know someone. it bothers me that he has wild statements that the government is for sale. it's a lie. >> as we speak, mayor gray is delivering his first state of the district address. it's happening over at eastern high. he'll be laying out his vision and he'll preview his budget plan. no one knows whether he'll address the recent controversies. we would like to ask you to address it. is there something mayor gray could say that would improve your opinion of him? it was last week when a new poll said that 34% of voters approve of gray's performance or is his fate sealed three months into his first term? you can change your fate by e- mailing the mail bag. the address is >>> standardized test scores at the noise education center soared under then school chancellor, michelle reid.
Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
-old punyasara gedara who came to the u.s. six months ago to join his family. broad daylight. no motive. walking home from his job at a nearby subway where everyone said he was polite and trouble free. a complete mystery. >> he doesn't have any enemies. i can't believe it. he doesn't go anywhere without us. only going to work. >> residents are deeply unsettled. >> i lived in olney almost my entire life and it's shocking and it's strange and it's scary. >> meantime, residents of another quiet only neighborhood are in disbelief after a murder of an 81-year-old man. now according to the montgomery county police, nazir was shot to death last week. this happened inside the split level home where he lived alone. friends initially became concerned because he did not show up as he normally did in silver spring. his death was initially classified as suspicious, but now police say they know how he died. >> it was determined by autopsy that the cause of death was gun shot wound and the manner of death to be homicide. >> police say right now, they have no motives or suspects in this case. >> the man a
Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm EDT
schools after u.s.a. today published a report that questions whether some students had earned their standardized test scores. tonight, former dc school chancellor, michelle rhee is blasting that report and hours ago, acting chancellor, kia henderson made public the security reviews for the 2009 standardized tests. that review by havion consulting services of philadelphia said no evidence of cheating at any of the schools flagged for testing irregularities. we get the rest of the story from bruce johnson. >> former dc school chancellor, michelle rhee, a national star for school reform will appear on national tv tonight to respond to questions raised about student test scores on her watch. >> if you look at the story overall, i think it absolutely lacks credibility. >> rhee tells pbs talk show moderator, travis smiley, there were a number of incorrect answers changed to correct answers, but they found no wrong doing. >> when the academic aachievement rates of a district like dc go up, people assume that it can't be because the kids are actually attaining higher gains of stud
Mar 23, 2011 7:00pm EDT
and now the u.s. holocaust museum is trying to find out what happened to them. we will tell you how you can help find the children of the holocaust. that's coming up. >>> but first, another day of air assaults in libya but they have a new target this time. the latest on operation odyssey dawn is up next. >>> trying to control libya's skies. they are using the jets to attack moammar gadhafi's troops on the ground and so far it appears to be working. in the key eastern city his tanks are beginning to retreat after a week-long assault on the rebels but gadaffi still refuses to step down. >>> israel's prime minister says his country will react, quote, aggressively, reasonably and wisely, end quote, to today's terrorist attack in jerusalem. he issued the statement just hours after a bombing killed a 60-year-old woman at a crowded bus stop. dozens more were hurt in that blast. nobody has claimed responsibility. israeli authorities are blaming palestinian militants but palestinian leaders have condemned the attacks. now the obama administration is urging both sides to stay calm. >> we urge all
Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm EST
to the hospital with possible injuries. >>> a u.s. park police officer was air lifted to washington hospital center. >> he has got some substantial injuries. i think he will have a long recuperation process. >> reporter: at this point investigators won't say how the officer was hit. we do not know whether the officer was on his bike or if he had stopped to help someone. >>> this is bruce johnson in the district. in past years metro bus operators have been spit on, cussed out, assaulted and threatened with assault. metro's bus drivers transport more than 400,000 passengers every day. their union says it has become dangerous work in some parts. >> there are operators who arm themselves. >> why? >> they can't get the protection they need. >> the bus drivers union has recorded 59 assaults against bus operator, 39 attempted assaults and 140 threats have been made to metro's bus operators. the union tells us right now there are only 10 metro police officers assigned to the buses and they want more. they want them on those buses. in southern avenue and minnesota avenue, those are the hot spots. pas
Mar 8, 2011 7:00pm EST
. they joined a line of other drivers who made u-turns all receiving $150 tickets from u.s. park police officer, rm thomas. >> he was very arrogant. >> david says one of their officers was nearly run over by somebody doing a u-turn over the gw median. >> when people are cutting across the median strip, the cars can come southbound and they will be surprised by a car coming out of nowhere. >> officers have to enforce the law to keep people safe, but linda and clark think the officer went overboard. she's writing a letter to the park police. >> he was unprofessional and made me feel like i committed a crime. >> she is planning to fight the ticket. peggy fox, 9news now. >> and the people who left their car, they committed a crime, but they didn't get a ticket. was the $150 ticket necessary? let us know. >>> allen was called on the carp before the dc city council. the council wanted answers about his lavish spending spree. the records were released and he had billed udc for a number of thousand dollar first class airplane tickets. well, university board of trustees has ordered an audit. >> a
Mar 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
avenue. >>> u.s. and coalition jets fired at least another dozen cruise missiles at targets inside libya today. it is an effort to widen the no- fly zone over the country. today's assault comes after a punishing weekend of air strikes. allies took out planes and tanks and fired a pis missile at cay -- missile at qaddafi'scompound. it's to establish the no-fly zone. right now, the americans are leading the operation but the united states is eager to hand over control to other nations. >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days and not a matter of weeks. >> so far, nato is not playing a role in the attacks since russian deputies are calling for an end to the air strikes. prime minister putin likened the resolution allowing military action to medieval calls for crusades. he said that though qaddafi government fell short of democracy that's not justified military intervention. >>> now to a commuter alert. constitution avenue along the mall about to get's makeover and that may reek havoc on traffic. the prep work starts this week along constitution between 15 and 23rd
Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT
criticizing the u.s.a. today report that questions some students' test scores former school chancellor reed is backtracking on that tonight. according to the washington post reed said she thinks there may have been treating and she is applauding the new chancellor's call for an investigation. the mayor and other city leaders are weighing in on the report for the first time today. >> i have a lot of confidence in the chancellor, of course. and the reports that were done by the security firm, i think caveon really needs to step up too and speak to the work that they did. >> reed also commented that while cheating may have occurred she still believes the vast majority of teachers and administrators would never falsify test results. however, she said there can be exceptions. prince george's county police have just made three arrests in connection with the killing of a dominoes pizza delivery man. paul jason bennett was making a delivery sunday night when he was robbed and shot to death. well, now police have arrested 22-year-old ricardo barton, garner and starks iii. all three charged with fir
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
are shedding light on how the public feels about this possible shutdown. the first reports 58% of likely u.s. voters would rather have a partial shutdown than have the government spending stay at last year's levels. 33% would want congress to avoid a shutdown to keep spending the way it has been. 38% of those poll say a shutdown would be bad for the economy. as for who people would blame for the shutdown, a new poll from the washington post and few research center shows americans would fault both president obama and congressional republicans and the blame is about equal. 35% of adults polled say they blame the president, 36% would fault the house gop. 17% say both would be responsible. >> a whole lot of local business people are convinced to shut down would be awful for them. one government contractor says it would cost his company $5 million per day. thousands of workers could face furloughs and it comes as the local economy was starting to get better. >> we are featuring a soup of the day. >> lunchtime at clyde's place, where a short shutdown may bring in more business. customers who su
Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm EST
news now. >>> a man is in custody. u.s. marshals say they have caught up with the man they believe is a serial rapist. they say he was detained around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. investigators recently started posting sketches of the suspect up on electronic billboards. the east coast rapist is believed to be responsible for attacks on 17 women since 1997. he struck in maryland, virginia, rhode island and conneticut. >>> officers in prince george's county are investigating a shooting that involves one of their own. around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon a cop was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at brandywine and woodyard row. we don't have details just yet. but somehow that led to the officer firing his weapon at a suspect and that suspect now has life threatening injuries. we will have the latest tonight at 11:00 p.m. >>> big news out of annapolis tonight about the future of gay marriage in maryland. a state house committee approved legislation to legalize same-sex unions. governor martin o'malley saying he will sign the measure into law if it hits his desk. under this legislat
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